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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

4 responses to “Nope, Ben Is Wrong About What I Said And Open Source”

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  2. Ben Kepes

    Krish – thanks for the response. I guess my point is to contrast open source as a mantra, with open source as a commercial strategy. I’ve seen lots of open source proponents who are so dogmatic about this stuff (and you’re not one of them I might add) that they reduce any opportunity for individualistic benefit. Having spent time looking at and living in societies and communities based on one or other -ism I’m nervous about this.

    Agreed that open source lowers barriers to entry (obviously). Agreed that more players built on open source will lead to a more easily federated ecosystem. But also contend that, as I said in my post “the fact is that history has shown that commercial imperatives win, and there will always be some kind of block to completely free federability”. Time will tell I guess.

    Either way enjoy the popcorn….

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